So I guess the big news is about the Superbowl last night for everyone. We went to a Superbowl party for the first time, and although I wasn’t that interested in the actual game, the food was super yummy, I got the buffalo wings I have been craving for weeks!
Backing up just a little bit… My legs were really, really tired by the time I got home from the race. I had a bath and got changed, and pulled my compression socks out of the sock basket. I have no idea if compression socks help me run faster, I generally just save them to wear after a long/hard run. They feel like hugs for my legs! I have 2 pairs of RunLove socks, from Running Skirts:
I have the pink ones on the left, and a cute black and white stripey pair, that right now I can only find one of. The other one is on my growing list of “things I hope to find when we move house”. Anyway, the socks made me legs feel a whole lot better, and I’m sure everyone at the party appreciated my bright pink feet!
More compression socks are always on my wish list, but I have a hard time justifying huge amounts of $$$ for….socks. No matter how happy they make my legs feel. Maybe I will drop hints when my birthday rolls around over the Summer!
The kids and I agreed on our favorite commercial: The Skechers ad was really cute. Man vs leopard. We liked the wink and fist bump with the Antelope at the end.
My 9 mile long run on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s hilly 4 mile race meant I was ridiculously happy to have a rest day today. My planned mileage for the week is 33 miles, with a 10 mile long run on Saturday. I am trying to decide between two different routes for my long run; a nearly out & back (just a little loop at the far end), or a double loop that stays closer to home. I have been doing different variations of the double loop for a few weeks now, and I’m starting to get a bit bored. However, I feel like the out & back takes me such a long way from home, and psychologically I find that hard. I start with all the “what ifs” of what could go wrong, which my rational head tells me is totally ridiculous. I think I’ll wait and see what the weather is like, if it’s nice then I will take the out & back route. As a bonus, I get to run past our new house if I go that route!
How do you recover from a hard run or workout? Favorite Superbowl ad?